Designed in 1929 by architect William McCay, 920 Avondale is a stunning New Orleans style Colonial residence located in the desirable Huntington Library neighborhood of San Marino. With a splendid floor plan for everyday living and special entertaining, this home has been superbly decorated, and virtually all its systems have been carefully updated. With lovely curb appeal, this property is approached by a convenient circular drive.
The first floor features a gracious entry with pretty adjacent powder room and views to the back garden, a grand living room with fireplace and handsome character detailing, a black walnut paneled library with fireplace, an elegant formal dining room and a fabulous bright gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, wine cellar and laundry / mud room. The wonderful spacious family room with fireplace has French doors opening to the back garden; there is also a bedroom suite with dressing room, bath and office / sitting room.
The upper level has a marvelous, airy master suite with fireplace, dual well-appointed dressing rooms and a luxurious master bath. There are two additional large bedrooms that share an attractive bath.
Exterior spaces offer privacy, beautiful gardens, a graceful pergola and patio, fountain and lap pool with spa all created by master landscaper Michael Schmidt. A three car detached garage is finished to accommodate a catering kitchen for large events. At the same time imposing and intimate, 920 Avondale is exceptional.